1930’s Kodak Six-20 Bull’s Eye Vintage Camera
Vintage from the 1930s
There’s nothing like a solid Bakelite brick of vintage photographic simplicity, and the Kodak Six-20 Bulls-Eye fits that description on every level. Add this classic vintage beauty to your growing Kodak collection! It’s simple vintage design will make for an eye-catching piece of decor for a shelf, mantel, or your desk!
FILM: 620 or 120 roll film
HISTORY & FEATURES:
This is the "Kodak Six-20 Bull's Eye" camera. It is a bakelite, 620 box-type camera which was produced by Kodak from 1938 to 1941. The Bull's Eye was one of the few non-Brownie box cameras Kodak produced during the late 1930s.
The body of the Bull's Eye is made entirely out of thick, black bakelite which gives the camera a very solid and heavy feel. The controls on the camera are quite simple: the leaver above the front lens activates the shutter, and the smaller leaver controls the shutter speed (either "instant" or "time"). The metal advance knob is located on the left side of the camera. There is also a braided carrying strap and the viewfinder on top is designed to be held at eye-level. On the right side of the camera there is a nub which allows the camera to remain upright while on a table or stand for taking portrait shots.
FUN FACT: The camera would have originally used 620 film, but it can accept 120 film as long as you use a 620 spool for the take up.
CONDITION: As seen in the images above, the bakelite has been chipped at the top back of the camera. If you plan on using this camera, instead of a charming shelf piece, you’ll want to put some gaffer tape or black out tape after loading your film to avoid light leaks. Camera functionality and shutter speeds have been tested to the best of our ability as we do not have the film for testing. This item NOT BEEN FULLY TESTED and is not guaranteed to work.
DIMENSIONS: 4.5” x 4.5” x 3.5” (approx.)
CAMERA MANUAL: http://www.cameramanuals.org/kodak_pdf/kodak_six-20_bulls_eye.pdf
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This little camera is amazing! Mom had a vintage Ansco box camera and my small collection began with hers. Seller packaged with camera in its pristine leather case along with its flash outfit as well as original booklet, all bubble wrapped within its leatherette original sales case which was, too, packaged in bubble wrap and in exactly the right sized shipping box so it could not move! The camera itself is unique as described and as I researched a rare find and is of a great material and color! It is unique and a great addition to my collection! I am thrilled to have it now!
Item arrived within a very good time,less then a week! Item matched the description perfectly, was packaged very well and even a handwritten thank you on the reciept of purchase which i thought was thoughtful and kind to take the time to do so, if in the future this place is selling something of the same manor and in the same price range and quality i was looking, I would defenitely choose them first! Absolutely 100% satisfied customer!!and i dont about others but speaking for someone who has ordered MANY items online and have dealt with plenty of HORRIBLE stores and just lies and recieving thi gs that in NOWAY shape or form was qhat was pictured and described, it was soooo nice getting exactly what i expected and deserved and in an amazing time and care..again just 100% satisfied,thank you again!!
I was disappointed after receiving this item b/c there were some dust smears visible through the viewfinder. This is the camera I used to learn photography. It was Nikon's beginner's SLR sold '82-'86. I tested this with 6 different film types noting the camera functioned well and smudging did not impact the images. my old one went out. I used it pretty heavy 2 years. Sparingly after. Stopped taking a battery charge. This is not the Nikon that lasts a lifetime and does not approach the quality of intermediate Nikons at the time and was priced about $150 in '84. Good: it is very light & compact. Has programmed, AP & manual modes. I bought this to replace an old gift. Bad: It is full of plastic parts and potential problems that won't be worth fixing. It's a learner and is good for that but don't expect years of continual use.
Had an issue when I received this camera. I promptly contacted Jeff and we made plans to exchange. He honors his exchange policy and I am so happy for it. I have since sent over 100 shots through the camera and it has worked flawlessly. Very happy, thank you
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